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Simon Austin | 11:22 UK time, Monday, 19 October 2009

The union between Sven-Goran Eriksson and Notts County always seemed an unlikely marriage. Now, after barely three months together, the two parties seem destined to go their separate ways.

The Swedish Football Association are keen to speak to Eriksson about replacing Lars Lagerback as their national coach.

Their president, Lars-Ake Lagrell, is a long-time friend and admirer of the former England manager and says he will sound Eriksson out about the job this week.

What's more, Eriksson has always said he would love to manage his home country. I have spoken to a close ally of the Swede's today, who says this is still very much the case.

Sven-Goran ErikssonEriksson's appointment ensured instant attention for Notts County

So things aren't looking good for Notts County. How badly damaged would they be by the departure of their high-profile director of football?

After all, Eriksson was appointed by County's new owners, Munto Finance, to bring instant kudos and credibility to the League Two outfit.

His recruitment in July ensured that the national spotlight was firmly focused on the previously unfashionable club - and it has been on them ever since.

The exit of Sol Campbell last month after only one match was an embarrassing setback for the club, yet many placed the blame on the former England defender.

The departure of Eriksson, the public face of the new regime, would be a different story altogether and would be sure to cast fresh doubt on County's mystery owners and their plans for the club.

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